Kremlin says a dramatic Security Council meeting on Ukraine was recorded in advance

The Kremlin said a dramatic Security Council meeting on Ukraine was recorded in advance, after people realized a minister’s watch showed the wrong time. Amid rising tensions with Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin convened an unscheduled meeting with his country’s top security officials at the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow…


Biden sends troops to Baltics, F-35s to NATO’s eastern flank (Reuters)

U.S. President Joe Biden’s Tuesday announcement of a redistribution of troops in Europe includes sending 800 infantry soldiers to the Baltic region and up to eight F-35 fighter jets to several operating locations along NATO’s eastern flank, a U.S. official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. In addition, the United…


Germany freezes Nord Stream 2 gas project as Ukraine crisis deepens

Germany on Tuesday halted the Nord Stream 2 Baltic Sea gas pipeline project, designed to double the flow of Russian gas direct to Germany, after Russia formally recognised two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine. Europe’s most divisive energy project, worth $11 billion, was finished in September, but has stood idle…